The smaller form factor utilized almost 50% less volume than some standard notebook hard drives; today's notebook drives come in 7mm and 9.5mm heights, WD said.
The WD SSHD uses SanDisk's most dense NAND flash, which is built with 19 nanometer (nm) process technology.
The WD Black 5mm SSHDs are currently shipping to OEMs. WD is also currently shipping to OEMs 7mm and 9.5mm versions of its SSHD for portable devices.
The WD Black SSHD.
This article, Western Digital and SanDisk deliver their first hybrid drive, was originally published at Computerworld.com.
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